Call for Submissions: New study seeks Quebec English-language plays from 1930-2015 for research corpus

New study documenting Quebec English theatre seeks works from 1930-2015


Are you the author of a Quebec English-language play(s) published between 1930 and 2015?

In collaboration with PWM, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and McGill University Department of English, Professor Erin Hurley of the Department of English at McGill University is researching the history of English-language drama and theatre in Quebec from 1930-2015.

Her research results will be shared with the theatre community in public lectures, staged readings, and a report, and will be communicated to academic audiences in scholarly articles and as a book documenting English-language theatre in Quebec. One aspect of this project is the literary and historical analysis of the plays written in English by Quebec authors since 1930. As much of this dramatic literature is unpublished, Prof Hurley asks for your assistance in identifying and gathering such plays so that she has access to a more complete picture of the field, its authors, thematics, aesthetics, and engagements.

If you are the author of a play (or plays) and are willing to have them included in Professor Hurley’s research corpus, please contact her at erin.hurley@mcgill.caWe can arrange to have your play scanned or, if you already have it in digital format, we can arrange for its transfer. Your work will not be shared outside of the research team and will be used exclusively for research purposes.

Source: https://www.playwrights.ca/2019/06/25/english-language-theatre-in-quebec/

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